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Ovila Belgian-Style Abbey Quad: Ale Brewed With Plums - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Ovila Belgian-Style Abbey Quad: Ale Brewed With PlumsOvila Belgian-Style Abbey Quad: Ale Brewed With Plums

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very good

730 Ratings
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Ratings: 730
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 18
Gots: 99 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Trilogy31 on 01-30-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Hopmodium, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Shade Tree on Central in Nob Hill, ABQ, NM.

A- Came with no head and I have to wonder if it's the tap at the bar. Either way, the beer is dark brown with hints of amber, is very opaque and looks thick in body.

S- Sweet malt, plums and dark fruit, raisins.

T- This beer is very heavy on the plums and dark fruit, almost more so than any quad I've had. There's also some peppery spice and sweet malt to make things interesting.

M- Ovila is thick and creamy, perhaps even viscous would be a better word, although there's some carbonation and yeasty tingle. I get some slightly syrupy sweetness as well as a mild heat from the alcohol.

I'd argue that this holds its own against other quads, but it may have a bit more astringency than the best of the best. Still,very good.

ONovoMexicano, Mar 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

nootch23, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ChipMurray, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

mudboneINla, Mar 04, 2014
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Beerlover, Mar 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Polee, Mar 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

ThirstyHrothgar, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of jman005
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served from bottle into goblet.

A - A dark and murky look, with some reddish tints in the light. Not bad but nothing exceptional about the appearance.

S - Of many dark fruits; dark cherry, fig, currant, plum, golden raisin. Little bit of a yeasty spice and a little bit of a candied smell. Very nice aroma.

T - Getting all that dark fruitiness in the taste with a bit of spice and sweetness. Great plum/cherry flavors coming through and residing on the palate.

M - Meduim- full, pretty smooth but a kind of sticky on the tounge. To be somewhat excpected from this strong malty style.

Overall this beer is one of the more enjoyable Quads I've had to date. Really liked it and would pick up again, especially for the price.

jman005, Mar 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

sanitarium16, Mar 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

MadScientist, Mar 02, 2014
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drdiesel9483, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

deveau145, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

BigGold, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Brewsed, Feb 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

sjjn, Feb 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

JohnParadee, Feb 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

cavemanlawyer1999, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of Wasatch
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7 oz. Bottle

Poured into a Westy chalice a very nice grapey color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice one-finger creamy off-white head, with some very nice thick sticky lacing with some nice big oil slicks. The nose is malty, with some nice yeast notes, plums, grapes, raisins, figs. The taste is malty, yeasty, with lot's of dark fruits. Medium body, ABV is hidden very well with this one. Overall a pleasure to drink, surprised to see this one in Utah.

Wasatch, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of garymuchow
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from a 4-pack. Poured into my Boulevard tulip.
Kind of a spicy phenolic at first. Whiffs of sweet fruity and malt with alcohol. The plums show in time and add a nice character.
Really quite dark with a clear garnet in the light. Slow building but eventually large full and dense darkish head. Good looking.
Sweet perfume alcohol flavor. Richer malts show a little later. Tasty fruit flavor, but can't say I'm getting a strong plum flavor. More of hints of the plum. But the fruits are complex and enjoyable.
Full and rich and reasonable heavy for style. Interesting drying on the front of the drink and in the front of the tongue with drying on the sides and back later.
This is big and rich. Definitely a slower drinker and a 12 oz is the right size, especially if I don't add any food to the experience. Not great but really solid. Would have like more plum in the flavor but is was a nice addition to the aroma.

garymuchow, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of beans923
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

beans923, Feb 23, 2014
Ovila Belgian-Style Abbey Quad: Ale Brewed With Plums from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 730 ratings.